• What is the Alabama Holocaust Education Center?
    We are stewards of memory, educating the community about the history of the Holocaust and its lessons for our world today.
  • How long have you been open?
    The Alabama Holocaust Education Center opened our doors in 2002 as an all volunteer organization. We became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2014.
  • Didn’t you used to have a different name?
    Yes. From 2011-2022, we were known as the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, or BHEC. We changed our name in 2022 to reflect our growing mission and statewide reach. Today, the AHEC is proud to serve educators, students, and communities in each of Alabama’s 67 counties. We are truly Alabama’s resource on Holocaust information, education, and testimony. Not just Birmingham’s.
  • What services do you provide?
    Many! The AHEC is proud to serve as a resource for Alabama’s educators, with an online Teacher Cadre, curriculum resources, and free professional development courses. We are also a museum: a database for the stories of Alabama’s Holocaust Survivors, a home for important artifacts, and a library for one of the largest collections of Holocaust-related materials in the Southeast. To learn more about our educator offerings, artifacts, or upcoming events, we encourage you to explore our website.
  • Why Alabama?
    After World War II, over 170 Holocaust Survivors made their home in Alabama. From Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, Holocaust history is Alabama history. Survivors and their children are our neighbors, family members, coworkers, and community members. We believe in uplifting their stories while promoting a general understanding of the Holocaust to preserve their testimonies and lives.
  • Do you have volunteer programs?
    We do. The AHEC has a large team of volunteers and is always looking for more. To learn more, please visit our “Get Involved” page or email us at info@ahecinfo.org.
  • How can I get involved/donate?
    The AHEC is happy to meet you wherever you are. We encourage you to follow us on social media, to join our newsletter for program offerings and updates, or to consider donating to support our mission in real time.

For any additional questions, please contact us.